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a more sensible approach is to explain to the other half why we a. almost b. did capsize and show why a larger displacement boat would not do the same. worked for me she looked at some boats did some homework and then gave me the cash as a birthday gift to buy it she does not like heeling more than 15 degrees so I now let the sheets out a bit on my 35ft boat and we are both happy
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Find out when the local sailing club is having a wine and cheese raft-up for cruising boats. Finagle an invitation aboard someone else''s boat. She''ll love the social aspect, and insist that you buy a cruising boat, so you can get in on the fun.
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Ahoy Denr,

You must not be married, or have only been so for a couple years. Otherwise you would know that Testicular Fortitude is inversely proportional to Asset Accumulation/Distribution.

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Aasault, would the formula be A2D> or = TF?

I know you won''t believe me when I tell you that I''ve been married to the same woman for 23 years! She is one lucky chick to have a guy like me! The secret to our success in one word....Sailkote!
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When I was in a sailing club in South Carolina I saw an old beach catamaran with a large round fender sitting on the tramp and a line tied to it going to the top of the mast like a halyard. Being the smart @$$ I am, I had to make a comment to some friends about it being a tether ball for the kids on days it was too cold to sail. Someone that overheard my comment explained that it was for righting the catamaran when it turtles. The line is run through the mast and dangles under the tramp. When the cat turtles the line can be pulled which pulls the end of the mast up to the floating fender. Its not nearly as good of a solution as buying a new boat but it is a lot cheaper.
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Excuse me, Denr, and others;

Seems to me, from the discussions about testicular fortitude, the best way to get a new, bigger boat by any wife is to hire a nice male skipper to teach her the ropes for a while. Why not? Let her go out for a few weekends with the skipper, showing her how to sail the new boat. If you want, you can go along on daysails, listening to him tell her she "looks like a natural-born sailor" while he''s standing a whisper behind her. Oh, and I know more than a couple of skippers for you. So, want a new boat? Want to make your wife happy?

What? What''s the matter?

Now why would this not work?

You just let me know when you want the skippers'' names.


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Hi, sounds good to me. I''m in the Upper Chesapeake. Catamaran experience would help.
Thanks, Marc
P.S. You wouldn''t by any chance be my old friend Capn. MAD
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15 Degrees of heel........that seems to be a magic number, as 15 degrees is where my wife goes into a panic. At 25 degrees the mainsheet stays in my grip. At 30 degrees I start to back-off as the divorce paper work begins to run through her mind.
She remembers my days of racing Hobie Cats and the Michigan winters when there was no ice for a day or so and I would be out.
Yes if there was wind I was out..if small craft warnings were up I was out faster..didn''t matter what the temp was.
Yes things have changed 6800 lb ballast and I don''t want to think of a turtle. But, 25 degrees of heel and a wave craching over the bow is just as much of a thrill.
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After reading all the devious and methodical navigating that can be used to get my wife to let me buy the ''92 Mac 26s we have now, I feel so ashamed, she insisted we buy it. Darn no TF here, I agreed with her. Can''t argue when she''s right.
I would much rather not contemplate being "Tooter Turtle", so 10-15 degrees is just fine. Great fun without trouble, you know "cruising". Can''t do that with the mast in the water.
PS Hope all are having a great sailing holiday week-end. Happy 4th of July. God Bless America.
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73MenSailed,

I saw a Mac 26 motoring recently, and realized that you''ll also have to deal with 10-15 degrees fore-aft, as she is quite a plow when motoring.

"ride captain ride, upon your mystery ship"!
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